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Precariously Balanced

As the finance minister prepares his second Budget, he learns to tackle fractious UF partners

Precariously Balanced
Precariously Balanced
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—Manmohan Singh in 1996.

PERHAPS no one would agree with this more than Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as his second Union Budget draws nearer. The fiscal deficit situation is still wobbly, the oil pool deficit is at record levels, government expenditure shows no signs of ebbing, inflation is creeping up. And these are just the economic problems. For, Chidambaram’s real challenges are political.

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